LA police arrest suspect after deadly hostage standoff

by Garry Watts July 24, 2018, 2:45
LA police arrest suspect after deadly hostage standoff

Closures: No word on when the Trader Joe's store #17 will reopen.

Gene Atkins, 28, had been feuding with his grandmother for weeks over his girlfriend living at her home, the Associated Press reported.

LAPD Spokesman Drake Madison said Atkins is being held on $2 million bail. It was not immediately known whether that woman was part of the shooting before the grocery store standoff.

Police officers escort people out after sealing off the area near Trader Joe's supermarket. Lopez says the suspect shot multiple rounds at officers during the chase but no officers were struck. At the termination of the pursuit, the suspect fled into the Trader Joe's.

"Then this guy comes out of the auto and starts running toward TJs", Kohles said, referring to the grocery store. A GoFundMe page has been created to help pay for Corado's funeral expenses. "My baby sister. My world", he tweeted.

LAPD officials have so far declined to confirm the identity of the person killed. Other employees escaped through the back of the store.

A young woman inside or near Trader Joe's was shot and killed by the suspect, police said. He was shot in the arm and then ran inside the supermarket as authorities returned fire, shooting out the glass doors of the business. "She was pronounced dead at the scene". Regardless of who fired the shots, Atkins could be prosecuted for murder because her death stemmed from his alleged crimes.

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The exchange of bullets seemed to happen in an instant, witness Miguel Trujillo said. "This has been an incredible trauma, and our thoughts are with our Crew Members and customers". "We will continue to do whatever we can to support them. We appreciate everything Los Angeles law enforcement did to ensure an end to this ordeal".

The tragic incident began Saturday afternoon in another area of the city.

The suspect ultimately surrendered at 6:30 p.m., walking out of the store with a group of hostages.

Don Kohles was standing outside the store when the suspect's vehicle slammed into a pole. The gunman barricaded himself inside the store and the standoff began. "He ran right behind me".

Officers with riot gear, armed with rifles, had stood along the side of the Trader Joe's and used mirrors to try to look inside as hostages periodically came out of the front door with their hands raised. He then barricaded himself inside the Trader Joe's. The standoff made for a chaotic scene in the Silver Lake area.

'Gunman got out and started shooting at the cops. And the helper was Sean Garace. "I grabbed an emergency ladder, barricaded the hallway, grabbed a weapon, put the ladder out the window, and just tried to get the attention of a SWAT officer", Gerace recalled, according to Fox News.

A video of Gerace's actions was a brief glimpse of humanity during the three-hour hostage situation: The ladder buckles and sways as he nears the bottom. The man was surrounded by police officers, and pinned against a wall. He asked if he could place the cuffs on himself, authorities said.

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